People: our best asset is a good planner
Alistair Mann, Chartered Financial Planner, Fellow of the Personal Finance Society, has been the principal of Clocktower Financial Planning (and its predecesor) since 1999. Previously he worked in various advice-related roles (Consultant, Manager, Training Manager, Compliance Manager, National Sales Manager) for large insurance & pension companies. Alistair is approved by the FSA to give advice including specialist pension & pension transfer advice; his "Statement of Professional Standing" certificate can be viewed here.
Immediately before setting up his own firm, Alistair was a Project Manager for the UK's largest life and pensions company, managing large compliance projects. Before entering financial services in 1987, Alistair was in the Army for 8 years until a serious neck injury resulted in his medical discharge.
Outside work, Alistair has a keen interest in community issues, is Chairman of Cobham Chamber of Commerce, Chair of Governors at St Andrews Primary.
Alistair tries to keep fit, he climbed Mt Kilimanjaro in 2002 with 6 friends; in 2009 he cycled from London to Paris for charity. In 2010 Alistair learned to fly, in 2011 moved on to Gyrocopters and is now the proud owner of G-YRON.
New Model Adviser, published by Citywire, respected commentators on retail financial services' issues, chose to profile Alistair on the cover of the January 2013 edition, with further commentary in the magazine itself.
Alison Mann is a founding Director at Clocktower Financial Planning, manages Alistair's diary and day to day office administration.
Previously Alison worked as PA to a local businessman and secretary to a team of sales personnel; as well as providing secretarial and admin support to a firm of architects.
Outside work, Alison is keen on keep fit. In her teens, Alison was an active member of Epsom & Ewell Harriers, moving from there to be a member of the GB Cross Country Ski team for 4 years.
Alison Thomas is the company accountant who also takes the lead in the necessary regulatory reporting to and liaison with the FSA.
Amongst the 'added value services' we offer our clients are assistance in Self Assessment reporting, dealing with probate, settling estates and Inheritance Tax reporting to HMRC; Alison's accountancy background and general numeracy together with her experience in dealing with clients' financial affairs are invaluable in this respect.
Alison has a young daughter, outside work her spare time is scarce and hard to identify!